Withered I was by the norms of your world,
oppressed, battered and beguiled,
marred by sati my body was, massacred by rape, my soul
anguish, if you say you have experienced?
nay sir, how naïve you have been.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
– Dalai Lama
©2014. Habiba Danyal